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Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hires New Chef de Cuisine


CRYSTAL CITY, VA.—The Hyatt Regency Crystal City has launched a new culinary initiative that includes partnerships with regional farms and providers. The new menu features modern interpretations of southern classics made with seasonal ingredients from local farms such as Kreider’s Farms in Lancaster, Pa.; Meadow Creek Dairy in Grayson, Va. and others. The new menu items are now available at the hotel’s Cinnabar restaurant.
David Carlson, who recently joined the Hyatt Regency Crystal City team as chef de cuisine, has always had an interest in finding ways to incorporate more locally-grown produce in menu items. Carlson has over 15 years of culinary experience and has developed restaurant menus in Florida, Texas and Doha, Qatar.
Carlson is passionate about cooking with fresh, local ingredients and also sources from a number of local suppliers including Olli Salumeria, in Mechanicsville, Va.; Edwards Ham in Surry, Va.; Uptown Bakery in Hyattsville, Md. and Moorenko’s Ice Cream in Silver Spring, Md.
“David is very talented in creating delicious dishes that showcase local products,” said General Manager Derrick Morrow. “Serving great food and using the best ingredients has always been an important part of our food and beverage program. We are very happy to be able to support the farmers in our community in the process.”
To view the new menu or for additional information about dining at Hyatt Regency Crystal City, visit www.crystalcity.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining.html.